Flora of North America - The Outreach Resources

From Curiosity Cabinet to Museum Collection

Worksheet 2: Creating a database of your class specimen collection

Use this table or write headers on the board.

Specimen number Common name of object Kind of object(natural/artificial/scientific) Biological kingdom or classification Scientific name
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

Use your class database to calculate:

What percentage of specimens collected by the class are natural objects? ______

What percentage of specimens collected by the class are man-made objects? ______

What percentage of specimens collected by the class are scientific instruments? ______

What percentage of the natural objects are plants? ______

What was the most common object collected? ________________________________